3 April 2020 Ride – suspended (Covid19 pandemic)

Hi all, Trust you continues to be fit and well under this Covid19 reality. The restrictions and lockdowns have tightened. It would be best to suspend our Saturday group ride tomorrow. We are under Stage 3 restrictions one of which is the “stay at home” rule, to quote the Dept of Health and unman Services notices state:

The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, the majority of confirmed cases of coronavirus are linked to overseas travel, however there are an increasing number of locally acquired cases emerging in the community. By staying at home and limiting your contact with other people, we can all reduce the spread of the virus.
If you can stay home, you must stay home.

Who does this apply to, and when?

Everyone in Victoria. The ‘Stay at Home’ period begins from midnight on 30 March until midnight on 13 April 2020.

Is this compulsory, or voluntary?

It is compulsory. The Deputy Chief Health Officer of Victoria has issued a lawful direction as part of the current State of Emergency. It means that, except in limited circumstances, you should remain in your home.”

Weather: Tomorrow is forecast to be cloudy with very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Gusty winds and possible hail. Heavy falls possible in the west in the early morning. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17